5 Reasons Nigerian Travellers Should Play Pokémon Go

By Jumia Travel

Pokémon Go fever is catching almost everyone including Nigerians. Even though the game is yet to be released in Nigeria, tech geeks have found ways to download the game using APK.

Currently, the game has over 40 million downloads worldwide! Let’s leave this for the tech enthusiasts. A bit about this game, according to Wikipedia, it is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality game. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures called Pokémon, that appear on the device screens as though in the real world. To capture these Pokémon, you are forced to visit hotels, resorts, airports, and other interesting landmarks in Lagos .

Besides, there are other reasons why you should download Pokémon Go. Jumia Travel , Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal points you to some of them. Enjoy the game but ensure that you are conscious of your safety.

You will explore your destination better
This game forces the traveller to walk around to catch Pokémons especially at places designated as Pokestops. Some of these Pokestops include restaurants, cultural landmarks, and destinations. With this, you will be more in tune with your immediate environment.

You will make new discoveries
Whether you are addicted to travelling or not, the game will help you make new and exciting discoveries. You must have visited a spot several times but unknown to you there is a resort or waterfall where you can relax and have fun.

Find new restaurants, hotels to check out
Many restaurants and hotels are using Pokémon Go to market their businesses especially if they are Pokestops. Since you must physically visit these locations; you can add the hotel and restaurant to your list of hubs where you sleep and eat.

It is an awesome conversation starter
Perhaps you are a single travelling and at the same time lover of Pokémon, you can easily strike a conversation with others. You can ask what they are tracking, or what they have caught so far. Beyond the tété a tété about Pokémon, you can also talk about your destinations.

Gives you a learning experience as you explore

Playing Pokémon Go gives you an entirely different experience. With the game, you can have fun and learn something new especially the story behind the story. This is why it is important to check out your new found landmark after catching the Pokémon!